LTE Being Rushed Out

The fight between the WiMAX and LTE camp is heating up and WiMAX seems to be on the back burner according to wireless experts like Harald Braun and others.

This is an excerpt from a recent article in fact:

I asked about the WiMAX/LTE competition and he said for his company, WiMAX was always a bridge technology towards LTE but today it seems carriers have stepped up their roll outs of LTE technology. “Now the gap is closing,” he said. He continued, “I would have thought we would have more WiMAX deployments by now and I don’t see it.”

My take? LTE does have the inherent advantage of being provided by the equipment companies the carriers are familiar with and moreover it has the advantage of copying the best of WiMAX. Finally it gets the benefit of being pitched as an upgrade to existing equipment instead of rip and replace.

The battle isn’t over mind you — no — in fact it is just getting started. We all need to monitor the situation closely and one of the best ways to do this is to be part of the new 4G Wireless Evolution Conference held at the same time and place as ITEXPO in Miami February 2-4, 2009.

carlford2[1].jpgCarl Ford (pictured) and the  team over at Crossfire Media hes been working hard with TMC to make the new 4G Wireless Evolution conference as great as it can be. Interest has been strong and to be honest I am pleasantly surprised to hear from vendors that carriers are looking to roll out LTE as soon as possible.

My team just sent this email out about the show and if you haven’t had a chance to peruse it, it is worth your investigation and I hope to see you at the show.

Please remember the early bird price allowing up to $1,000 in savings ends this Friday.


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Gain unrivaled insights and make valuable connections at the upcoming 4G Wireless Evolution  Conference.  Be at the new event to give you valuable direction to build the networks of the future.  This is the first major event focusing on the issues, challenges and emerging opportunities associated with the 4G, all-IP, wireless network.  A top-tier roster of speakers will share their experiences and ideas, and will be available to field your questions.

4GWE is being held February 2-4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, collocated with INTERNET TELEPHONY EXPO East, now in its 10th year.  These events will draw thousands of your peers in communications technology and the suppliers of equipment, services and applications they need. 

Early Bird Registration Ending This Friday

Don’t delay your decision to attend!   Save some big bucks and take advantage of the Early Bird discount, good through December 19th.  Register today. 

You Should be at 4G Wireless Evolution if you’re involved in:

  • mobile network operations
  • fixed carrier
  • handset manufacturing
  • mobile Internet device manufacturing
  • applications provision
  • venture capital

A Snapshot of What You Can Learn About:

1.     Genealogy of today’s cellular network and the impact
on future 4G networks

2.     Differences between 4G technologies such as WiMAX and LTE

3.     4G business and consumer applications

4.     4G Device Update, and  how devices will drive 4G demand

5.     4G’s impact on Social Netw
orking applications

6.     Regulatory impact on 4G, including spectrum and net neutrality

7.     Innovations in RAN (Radio Access Network)

8.     Mobile TV and wireless content distribution

9.     4G and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)

10.   4G and IMS

11.   Rules for Wireless Peering

12.   A Focus on Femtocells

13.   Several sessions on WiMAX

14.   And several sessions dedicated to the future of public wireless

For more details, look at the conference agenda.

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4G Wireless Evolution is presented by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Crossfire Media.  TMC publishes INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications and IMS Magazine (soon to be re-launched as Next Generation Networks [NGN] Magazine).  TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. 

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